Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
The man or the woman in whom resides greater virtue is the higher; neither the loftiness nor the lowliness of a person lies in the body according to the sex, but in the perfection of conduct and virtues.
If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
When wisdom reaches the acme of perfection it, will suppress the vicious instincts and injurious desires.
Knowledge and science are the coffers and caches to the treasures of Perfection; and the only access to them is to ask and question.
You cannot force ideas. Successful ideas are the result of slow growth. Ideas do not reach perfection in a day, no matter how much study is put upon them.
Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers
Obedience is, indeed, founded on a kind of freedom, else it would become mere subjugation, but that freedom is only granted that obedience may be more perfect; and thus while a measure of license is necessary to exhibit the individual energies of things, the fairness and pleasantness and perfection of them all consist in their restraint.
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth
Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection
Ninety feet between the bases is the nearest thing to perfection that man has yet achieved
Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.
Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
The last, best fruit which comes to late perfection, even in the kindliest soul, is tenderness toward the hard, forbearance toward the unforbearing, warmth of heart toward the cold, philanthropy toward the misanthropic.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty
Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.
Perfection itself is imperfection.
Our peace and confidence are to be found not in our empirical holiness, not in our progress toward perfection, but in the alien righteousness of Jesus Christ that covers our sinfulness and alone makes us acceptable before a holy God.